In this episode, danzasmack takes it to the tables! He finds a good seat, adjusts to the table conditions, and pwns some n00bs!
"Well, I'm getting 15 to 1." danzasmack provides a comprehensive introduction to Shorthanded Limit Hold'em for those new to the game. Basics will include things like starting hands, hand reading, and developing table reads. More advanced topics include adjusting to table dynamics and preparing yourself to move up in limits.
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Is it possible to change my username? I wanna be Bai-Grow Land. The shout-out after calling him a fish was awesome!
"And Bai Grow did call him down with the ten high. So, this is, ladies and gentlemen, a legitimate fish.
Bai Grow, if you're out there, 'Hey, no problem man!' you know, I was there at one point, too." Greatest comment EVER.
Disclaimer: Chuck, your videos are awesome. I've learned a ton and I think you have a great teaching style.
ok, I gotta rewatch this video later, cuz I'm laughing too hard to pay attention. We need Deueces Cracked hockey jerseys for the WSOP, so I can rock "Bai-Grow" on the back.
"Panda should bet any pair here. And check-raise a king, cuz he's awesome."
"And we flop the yahtzee. If you can see me on the other side of the screen, I'm actually high-fiving you right now."
And my personal favorite:
"How do you four-bet King Jack, Moo wants to know. And for you people out there watching... You actually click "Raise" after it's been three-bet to you."
Heh, having watched just few minutes I gotta say I like it.
That hand where bigro and moo went berzerk with AQ and A2 on a A whatever board is somewhat of a typical scenario with bad players. It's not something they do all the time, but when I bet out all streets with AK on a Axxxx board against this type of player and get raised on the river I'm not automatically thinking that the villain hit his two pair on the river, but rather that he realized that he has pair of aces (though with no kicker) and "should be" raising. Again, I'm not saying that you should definitely call every single river raise from a bad player. Just that their line of thinking is so different from those that know how to play that it's sometimes dangerous to make too hard-wired assumptions.
Also, once again, single-tabling rules.
While many people realize that playing less tables is sometimes the right thing to do, I think the reasons are more subtle than just paying attention to other players. I think it has more to do with the way our brains and especially short and mid-term memories work. The so-called unconscious (not in the Freudian sense but the neuro-anatomical) works hard for us and gives insights that we are not always able to express in language.
If I ever write a poker book, it's going to be about applying modern psychology to poker. Last ten or twenty years has brought immense insight into how our brains work and I think most of us aren't aware of these results. Many of them are pretty directly relevant to poker, too.
at the start of the video when you go through your stats set up, I noticed that you had a HU stat displayed showing fold SB to steal. Do you find this more useful than having the fold BB to steal displayed?
Yes I prefer it. A guy tight in the SB is usually tight in the BB (kinda) and I want to know how often I'm getting a put HU.
Chuck, I just wanted to give you more props on the jokes and the bai-grow-land thing. However, my favorite was actually the player at the first table three to your left who you called enig-mallet rather than enigma-let. I can't believe no one's brought it up yet.
I've always kind of wondered if DC members have a way of identifying themselves to each other - kind of a like a 2+2 sup bro? sort of thing. I think we may have found it.
I can picture a typical conversation at the poker tables:
Player A: "Bai-grow?"
Player B: "Enig-mallet."
Player A: "But how do you 4-bet?"
Player B: "You actually just click the raise after it's been 3-bet to you."
*and then the two players high five each other*
You elect to cap the OESD with Jd9d on QcTd5s.
We had seen bigroland spew with TPNK earlier, but not worse. Assuming you put bigroland on TP here, you're putting in money behind (Stove says 2:1 dog). Even against second pair (say T2o) you're at least a 55:45 dog, depending on the kicker.
As you say in the videos, you want to bet for value or to get better hands to fold. However, after getting 3-bet, you don't have the best hand (we haven't seen bigroland do this with something like Ace-high) and capping will not get create any fold equity later against bigroland since we see him calling down Ten-high, and I don't think it's going to get you a free card either.
Why not just call the flop to hit your draw and then jam since bigroland will still be willing to put in tons of bets regardless (as evidenced by capping 2nd pair when the King hits on the turn making your straight)?
I think raising the flop is fine. A cap has merit when it earns you a free card on the turn at a very high frequency i'd say but that's about it.
IIRC bigroland has made some odd folds (I recorded this a whillleeeee ago) so i think raising has a lot more fold equity than normal, which would make raise > call.
Of course if we've got him on only top pair raising the flop is only good if you're getting free cards (not too often of course). Calling and preserving implied odds/getting the right price is perfect imo.
I decided to go back to the basics because I was playing sloppy, tight passive and calling down too much. So The Price is Right is the first steps and I'm already seeing a difference in my play!
You mention Josh's series when you are talking about HUD stats. Which series is that?
One of your stats is Attempt to Steal Blinds. Is that overall? PT3 has overall or from button or cutoff.
Great series and the jokes are a bonus!